Anna Rhode Krichau was born in Host North Schleswig, Denmark, on Feb. 14, 1868, and passed away at her home in Hazard, July 8, 1951, at the age of 83 years, 4 months and 19 days. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
In January 1893 she came to America and on Sept. 9, 1893, she was united in marriage to Jens Krichau and settled on a farm near Hazard. To this union was born seven sons and one daughter.
Surviving are her husband, five sons and one daughter: Hans of Swan, Ia., Edward of Ravenna, Maurice of Bladen, Christina Lovitt of Mason City, Arthur of Ravenna and Elmer of Swan, Iowa. Also 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. One sister, Hanna Knudsen, of Woodstock, Ill., and one brother, Christ Rhode, of Denmark.
Preceding her in death are two sons, one in infancy and Peter on Augst 18, 1938.
She was a kind and loving mother, wife and grandmother and she was always willing ot help any one in need.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 6th, from the Methodist church in Hazard. Rev. Lee Brigden, the pastor, was assisted by Rev. E.C. Fad in conducting the service. Pall bearers were the grandchildren. Interment was in Highland cemetery at Ravenna.